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Student Teaching : Early Childhood Practicum Guide

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9781401848538

ISBN10:
1401848532
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/19/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This informative, up-to-date book is written specifically for student teachers in early childhood settings. It provides current hands-on techniques and academic readings that encourage a reflective approach to teaching responsibilities and assignments. It details the roles of the cooperating resident teacher, the college supervisor, and the student teacher. Thought-provoking activities, group interactions, and review sections are included to foster professional growth. Sample evaluations, lesson planning guides, and pointers are also included.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
SECTION I Orientation to Student Teaching
Introduction to Student Teaching Practicum
2(43)
Training Guidelines
3(1)
Initial Feelings
3(1)
The Mechanics of Student Teaching
4(1)
Key Participants Play a Role in Student Teacher Development
4(1)
Before Placements
5(2)
Orientation
7(4)
Professionalism
11(7)
Student Teaching Goals
18(2)
Preparing for Your First Days
20(2)
Meeting with the Administrator
22(1)
Your Classroom
23(4)
Beginning Days
27(1)
Becoming a Team Member
28(3)
Goals of the Team and Program
31(5)
Helpful Web Sites
36(7)
Case Scenario
43(2)
A Student Teacher's Values and Developing Teaching Style
45(24)
Knowing Yourself and Your Values
46(1)
The Acquisition of Values
47(3)
Your Values
50(1)
Personal Values and Activities
51(1)
Professional Ethics
52(2)
Teaching Style
54(5)
Other Teaching Styles
59(3)
Helpful Web Sites
62(4)
Case Scenario
66(3)
Being Observed: Discovering Your Competencies
69(44)
Goals of Observation, Evaluation, and Discussion
70(2)
Methods of Observation
72(4)
Clinical Supervision
76(2)
Reliability
78(11)
Peer Evaluations
89(3)
Competency-based Training
92(1)
The Whole Teacher
92(3)
Reflective Behaviors in Student Teachers
95(2)
Critical Thinking
97(1)
Self-Perception
98(3)
Self-Analysis
101(1)
Adding to Your Professional Portfolio
101(3)
Helpful Web Sites
104(5)
Case Scenario
109(4)
Review of Child Development and Learning Theory
113(31)
Theories of Child Development
114(1)
How Do Children Learn?
115(13)
Review of Selected Current Research
128(5)
Student Teacher Intelligent Behavior
133(1)
Helpful Web Sites
134(3)
Case Scenario
137(7)
SECTION II Programming
Instructional Planning
144(60)
Looking at Accepted Curriculum Standards
145(1)
Identifying Child Interests
146(2)
Constructivism and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
148(3)
Other Curriculum Approaches
151(3)
Activity Resources
154(1)
Curriculum
155(3)
Goal Statements
158(3)
How Language Instruction Fits into All Activity Planning
161(11)
Lesson Plan Goals and Objectives
172(1)
Developmental Skills
173(3)
Other Activity Plan Areas
176(1)
Transitions
176(5)
Working with Groups
181(4)
Thematic Teaching
185(11)
Helpful Web Sites
196(3)
Case Scenario
199(5)
SECTION III Classroom Management Revisited
Classroom Management Goals and Techniques
204(39)
Classroom Management
205(4)
The Guidance Function in Classroom Management
209(3)
Child Empowerment
212(4)
Classroom Management Techniques
216(8)
Additional Management Strategies
224(9)
Guidance Techniques Used in Elementary Schools
233(3)
Helpful Web Sites
236(4)
Case Scenario
240(3)
Analyzing Behavior to Promote Self-Control
243(29)
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development and Its Relation to Self-Control
244(9)
Burton White and Self-Control
253(5)
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Its Relation to Self-Control
258(3)
A Case Study to Analyze
261(2)
Cultural Differences
263(2)
Helpful Web Sites
265(3)
Case Scenario
268(4)
SECTION IV Communication
Common Problems of Student Teachers
272(38)
Kinds of Problems
273(4)
Seeking Help
277(6)
The Role of Communication
283(6)
Listening: The Ability to Receive
289(4)
Theories in Problem Solving
293(1)
A Problem-Solving Process
294(4)
Helpful Web Sites
298(7)
Case Seenario
305(5)
SECTION V The Child
Case Studies, Analyses, and Applications
310(30)
Case Studies
311(1)
Observation Forms
311(5)
Analysis of Observation
316(8)
Observation and Conjecture
324(9)
Helpful Web Sites
333(5)
Case Scenario
338(2)
Working with Children with Special Needs
340(28)
Laws Relating to the Education of Young Children with Special Needs
341(4)
``Special'' Children
345(11)
Working with Children with Special Needs
356(5)
Helpful Web Sites
361(3)
Case Scenario
364(4)
SECTION VI Parents
The Changing American Family
368(24)
The American Family in the New Millennium
369(1)
Changes Mandated by the New Welfare Law
370(1)
Early Childhood Education in the 20th Century
371(4)
Parents as Volunteers
375(2)
How to Motivate Parents to Volunteer
377(11)
Helpful Web Sites
388(1)
Case Scenario
389(3)
Parents and Student Teachers
392(36)
Interacting with Parents
393(1)
The Importance of Parent-Teacher Partnerships
394(3)
Models of Communication
397(8)
Planning the Home Visit
405(2)
The Home Visit
407(2)
Other Home-School Interactions
409(10)
Helpful Web Sites
419(5)
Case Scenario
424(4)
SECTION VII Professional Concerns
Quality Programs
428(25)
Meeting Children's Needs
429(3)
Standards of Quality Programs
432(2)
Types of Quality Programs
434(1)
Who Decides the Quality of a Program?
434(7)
Accreditation and Its Relationship to Quality
441(4)
The Comer Project for Change in Education
445(1)
Mentoring Programs
445(1)
Helpful Web Sites
446(3)
Case Scenario
449(4)
Professional Commitment and Growth
453(28)
Definitions
454(1)
Concerns in the Profession
454(2)
Professional Behavior and Commitment
456(3)
Professional Growth and Development
459(7)
Professional Growth Opportunities
466(8)
Parents' Attitudes toward Professionalism
474(1)
Helpful Web Sites
475(3)
Case Scenario
478(3)
Trends and Issues
481(29)
Trends
482(12)
Issues
494(1)
Violence Prevention and Kindness Curriculum
495(3)
Family Support and Resource Centers
498(3)
Helpful Web Sites
501(3)
Case Scenario
504(6)
SECTION VIII Infant/Toddler Placements
Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers
510(31)
Standards
511(1)
Characteristics of a Quality Infant/Toddler Center
511(5)
Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers
516(1)
Approaching and Working with Children
516(2)
General Rules and Regulations
518(7)
Caregiving as a Teaching Activity
525(2)
A Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
527(1)
Activities in the Infant/Toddler Center
527(4)
Child's Physical Environment
531(1)
Awareness of Your Own Needs as a Caregiver
532(2)
Safety
534(2)
Helpful Web Sites
536(1)
Case Scenario
537(2)
Epilogue
539(2)
Appendix 541(24)
Glossary 565(6)
Index 571


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